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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:51 am    Post subject: Question about Statues Reply with quote

I have a question regarding some of the statues I have seen. I have seen some statues of men, mostly, if I remember correctly, and they have something in their hand. It looks to me to be a peg. It also looks like they are carrying a wheelbarrow behind them, because of the way their hands grip the "peg". My question is what is this peg? I can't think of any tool in ancient Egypt that they were using. If you could help me out that would be great. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any help? It seems to me an important object,
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please post some links to images, there are a few things the "peg" could be, especially if the statue is damaged.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is meant is the so-called "Schatten-Stab" (shadow rod) in the closed fists of stone sculptures. By far the largest number of discussions on the subject in form of articles or book-chapters is in German. On the fast I find in English only ...

Henry G. Fischer : An Elusive Shape within the Fisted Hands of Egyptian Statues. - In: Metropolitan Museum Journal 10. - 1975. - pp. 9 - 21.

Maybe there is more english-language literature mentioned in the footnotes of this article?

Greetings, Lutz.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A possibility for free download of the article by Fischer : " An Elusive Shape within the Fisted Hands of Egyptian Statues " (PDF - 6 MB).
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that is a nice article. That Is what I was looking for. I will look for references next time.
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